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Those are great spiders. They are large , handsome, and generally docile. Great pic, BTW.

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phoenixxavierre

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Thanks, John!

Yes, they are gorgeous, with a nice shiny metallic-like abdomen!

Definitely one of my faves!

Take care,

Paul
 

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Hey, great picts,

i was wondering if they grow fast?
I got a really small spiderling that's about 2cm, how long it's gonna take to become adult?

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Hi Steven and all,

I don't know how long it takes them to reach adulthood, but the ones I have seem to be growing fairly quickly. I would lump them in a fast growth to medium growth category. They've grown an inch to two inches in the last five months (they were between one and two inches when I recieved them).

Has anyone else here kept this species from spiderling to adulthood?

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Paul
 

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Yes, I have had my Marikka (I call her), since she was a spiderling and she has grown quite rapidly. Of course it helps that she eats like a pig and I let her. They are really pretty and fuzzy the bigger they get.
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Hi Becky,

Awesome! What size is Marikka now and how long did it take for her to reach her present size? (Grammostola-enquiring minds [or should that be grossa-enquiring minds?] :? want to know!) :D

Cheers,

Paul
 

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Awww....how cute! I need to get some new *good* pics of some of my spiders......

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Hi Paul,
I've had her for 2 1/2 years now. I just measured her a 6" fully extended. Got lucky and she was all stretched out. She has always been such a good eater since I got her so I let her get fat and I think that helped her growth rate out or they are just fast growers like the L.parahybana.
 

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Originally posted by petitegreeneyes
Hi Paul,
I've had her for 2 1/2 years now. I just measured her a 6" fully extended. Got lucky and she was all stretched out. She has always been such a good eater since I got her so I let her get fat and I think that helped her growth rate out or they are just fast growers like the L.parahybana.
Hi Becky,

Wow! What a beauty!

Seems like they are somewhere inbetween as L. parahybana can reach the same size in a matter of six months if power fed. But 2 years to that size is pretty quick growth anyway! Much quicker than many species! Thankyou for sharing, I was wondering how long I have with the juves I'm raising.

Best wishes,

Paul
 

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Those are a couple of awsome pics...what are you using for lighting?

John
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Thanks, John!

I just set these near the open front door, which faces east, when I took them. No direct sunlight or any unusual lighting, though.
Probably around noon when I took them.

I can't wait until they get as large as Beckys :D but I guess I'll have to!

Cheers,

Paul
 
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